GPs strike in a number of locations around the country

28-03-2007

A number of doctors' surgeries around the Czech Republic did not open on Wednesday in protest at a reduction in the amount of money insurance companies give GPs per patient. Doctors complain that the financial restrictions are having an adverse effect on the quality of healthcare provided. Support for the strike was strongest in Moravia, especially in the Zlin region where ninety percent of doctors closed their doors to patients.